Tuesday, June 20, 2006

do do do doooo feelin' grooooveeeeeeeeee

I'm feelin' good....relaxed and recovered and ready to take on the next few weeks.

I'd better be, because here's a few things in store:

Sis-in-law's wedding on Saturday!
push long hilly brick to Sunday and probably have to do solo......good mental training, I guess.....
long hilly run on Monday, and, you guessed it, gonna be headin' solo.....unless any C-towners are up for Hinckley?
trip to St. Louis next week to visit buddies and get in some good HEAT training--who knew St. Louis is so freaking HOT??? Also to see the TRIBE kick the CARDS butts on Wednesday night and just be an obnoxious Tribe fan
Riding 112 miles on the Wisconsin course 7/8, and hopefully getting a good run in the next day
Riding the hilly Greater Cleveland HIM Course at least 2 times
Completing a C race as training in Geneva, NY at the Musselman HIM
Completing a Century Ride at the Sweet Corn Challenge
Continuing to do as much steady yardage in the pool and Lake Erie as I can

So that should keep me busy for a while.

Here's a few pics from the race--I didn't get to take any, so I'm at the mercy of the photographer....

Me on the bike--why do I look like I'm laughing hysterically?!

And there is no laughing here....me on the run, looking pretty NOT happy and like I'm about to DIE. Thanks, Multisport Photo--why would I want to pay like $57 for this lovely gem of a pic?!

Gotta love it! Hopefully the wedding photog will take some more flattering pics this weekend. :) She was Matt and my wedding photographer and she did such a good job--excited for her to document Kim's big day! Matt and I even made her website....if you're extremely bored you can check it out.

Congrats to all who raced this weekend--Kurt, Tammy, Lana, Michele, and everyone else that I can't remember cuz I'm tired....:) And good luck to Walchka in Philly, TriEric at Mountaineer, and DaisyDuc in her FIRST TRI EVER!!!! Can't wait to hear all the reports!

I'm out--gotta run in the morning and should be in bed by now! What am I doing??!


Kewl Nitrox said...

Beautiful bike photo in my view - that's the grimace of SPEED to the initiated. :D

Mojo said...

I love you bike picture, you look like your having a grand old time! :)

Sounds like some busy weeks coming up but you sound excited and relaxed about all your training.

Kim said...

What a great couple weeks you have ahead of you!! I will be thinking of you this weekend...have fun, RELAX, kick back and have a drink, you DESERVE it, and I'll try to abide by my own words.

By the way, I can't thank you enough for the encouraging words...it's great to have such support through marathon/triathlon Bloggerville!

Kurt said...

I did get a kick out of the bike photo. Now why aren't you laughing and smiling on the run? LOL

Keeping busy is always nice. Keep up with your tri activities!

E-Speed said...

My luck that seagull in the kissing photo would have left me a present! You guys are too cute!

Michele said...

Sounds like a busy next few weeks.

Love the pics. I can feel your pain on the run.

Chris said...

There's nothing wrong with those pics. They may not be $60 worthy, but what picture really *is* $60 worthy? Well... on second thought, I have two shadow boxes from my IMs... :/

Sounds like a fun couple of weeks ahead of you! I wish I could make it down to Madison when you all are going to be there. Say hi to the hills for me! :)

DaisyDuc said...

Yeah, the race photographers always get some lovely running pictures of me...so wonderful I have yet to post them!

The school year is over, yet you are still one busy girl!!

Long solo brick after wedding...why does that not sound fun?

Cliff said...


Thanks for not remembering me b/c u are tired from your race :P....j/k

Great to see you laugh on the bike. I always want to grin but i am too serious all the time.

rice said...

That is one of the reasons that I love these sports. You CAN NOT do it and show off at the same time.. I spent some time in the weight room before I got into running, some of the people in there would make me sick, they spent so much time in front of the mirror.

Cheers and enjoy the week.


Tammy said...

ARe you kidding? Those are AWESOME pics! What a Rock Star!!

Anonymous said...

Lookin good to me. That's a crazy schedule, I must be behind :P

greyhound said...

Of course you're smiling. Triathlon is fun--at least the bike part is.

Say, listen to simply stu's interview with Nicole DeBoom. Good advice about IMWI.

Lance Notstrong said...

What kind of bike do you have?

Pharmie said...

Hey TriSara Tops - thanks for the post you left me. I'd love to join up with you guys out in WI on the 8th. Here's my email:


Could you or Wil let me know where to meet and at what time? Love the pictures. Looking TOUGH!

Running Rabbit said...

Your pics are the real thing, baby! Unlike my fluff ass shit that I post! Geez!

BuckeyeRunner said...

Great pics!! What a stud! Lots of good stuff coming up in the next few weeks, can't wait to hear all about it!

Just12Finish said...

I once saw someone's remark about their race photo making them look like a "constipated gorilla", and ever since, I can't help but use that benchmark to seperate good photos from bad.

You look neither constipated or gorilla-ish. Good photo!